The hamlet is the location of a lost village of Hanby: English Heritage Archive number TF03SW15; location TF02703159. Past observers have concluded that there were house platforms with building materials, including stone roof tiles, scattered around. Local finds include a flintscraper, Anglo-Saxon pot sherds and medieval sherds. Aerial photographs show no shapes because the area has been ploughed over, but cropmarks show "two conjoined ditched enclosures . . . interpreted as possible crofts, with a small ditched enclosure". There was a ridge and furrow field to the north, but that was ploughed level too; however the farmer found Anglo-Saxon and medieval pottery in these fields. There is another lost settlement called Hanby at Welton le Marsh, or Hanby Hall, in the north of the county.